Jazz Currents

Ride the Jazz Currents. These currents flow back to the early sources of modern jazz and forward to the sounds that will shape the music of tomorrow. They are electric currents and acoustic. They flow in the mainstream and they skirt the edges. 

August 1 - Host Tom Ineck celebrates the music of a dozen artists born in the month of August, including pianist Mulgrew Miller, composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader Claude Thornhill, saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jimmy Rowles, singer Dinah Washington, guitarist Pat Martino, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Marcus Roberts, singer Eddie Jefferson, organist Larry Goldings, trumpeter Tim Hagans, and pianist Mal Waldron. We celebrate the music of a dozen artists born in the 8th month of the year, this week on "Jazz Currrents." 

August 8 - Host Tom Ineck directs the monthly artist spotlight on guitarist Dave Stryker, whose current release "Blue Soul," recorded in Cologne, Germany, with the WDR Big Band, has been at the top of the jazz charts for a couple of weeks. We'll talk to Dave about the success of his recent recordings and how he's coping as a creative artist during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll also hear music from Dave's own recordings as well as those with singer Kevin Mahogany, saxophonist Steve Slagle, guitarist Royce Campbell, singer Rachel Caswell, saxophonist Jorge Nila, organist Jared Gold and the Bill Warfield Big Band. Guitarist and Omaha native Dave Stryker is in the spotlight, this week on "Jazz Currrents." 

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Interview with Stanley Nelson Jr., director of the documentary film "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool":

For a special Oct. 12, 2019,edition of "Jazz Currents" devoted to trumpeter Miles Davis, the music and the man, Tom Ineck interviewed award-winning film director Stanley Nelson Jr. about his latest documentary, "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool," which visited the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Oct. 18-24 in Lincoln. Click here to listen to their conversation. 

Interview with Christopher Neale:

This Friday Live Extra features Tom Ineck's interview with Christopher Neale, guitarist and singer with An Evening in Brazil, who performed June 11, 2019, at Jazz in June. 

Interview with Jazzmeia Horn:

At the June 12, 2018, Jazz in June concert in Lincoln, Tom Ineck presented singer Jazzmeia Horn with the Jazz Journalists Association award for Up and Coming Musician of the Year. A day earlier, he interviewed Horn about her rising popularity, her Grammy-nominated debut recording, her desire to deliver a positive message in her music and much more. Click here to listen to their conversation. 

History of Kansas City Jazz:

The history of Kansas City Jazz is the subject of an essay by Tom Ineck in the Enclopedia of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart and published in 2004 by the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Listen to NET Radio every Saturday from 7 to 9 for a great night of jazz. Host Tom Ineck plays two hours of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz, from the classics to the latest releases. 

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Tom Ineck